English mezzo-soprano Angela Simkin joined the Jette Parker Young Artists at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, from the start of the 2016/17 Season. Her roles included the title role in Oreste, Annina (Der Rosenkavalier), Flora Bervoix (La traviata) and Mlle Dangeville (Adriana Lecouvreur), Tebaldo (Don Carlo) and Zweite Dame (Die Zauberflöte). She will return to the ROH in the 2018/19 season to sing the role of Flosshilde (Der Ring des Nibelungen)
Angela was born in Lincoln and studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, the Royal College of Music’s Benjamin Britten International Opera School as an Ian Evans Lombe Scholar and at the National Opera Studio. She is a Britten Pears Young Artist and has also received the Nora Popple Award, the Boris Christoff International Award for Young Singers, and support from the Josephine Baker Trust, the Georg Solti Accademia, the Verbier Festival and the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
Previous operatic engagements include Lucilla (Il Vologeso) for Classical Opera, Concepcion (L’Heure espagnole), Madama La Rose (La gazzetta), Nancy (Albert Herring) and Second Lady (Die Zauberflöte) for the RCM, Teseo (Arianna in Creta) and Iside (Giove in Argo) for the London Handel Festival, Queen Elizabeth (Merrie England) for Opera South, Valencienne (Die lustige Witwe) and Margaret (Ruddigore) for Opera della Luna and Hebe (HMS Pinafore), Leila (Iolanthe), Pitti-Sing (The Mikado) and Edith (The Pirates of Penzance) for the Buxton Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company.
Musicians’ Company Award: Musicians’ Company Award 2015
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